More and more people are coming to us to advise them on their upcoming trip to Nepal, many of you are booking your Parahawking experience first and are looking for other activities to fill you time. So rather then just give you a list of recommendations, we've gone one further and developed a selection of packages that included what we believe to be the best Nepal has to offer. The hotels, excursions and activities included in our itineraries are the exact ones that we choose for ourselves and our families based on our 13 years of living in Nepal and knowing who does what the best. 

More exciting packages to come.

 

Best of Nepal - 14 nights

We believe this is the best way to spend your 2 week vacation and is simply the best 14 nights one can have in Nepal. We’ve included a little bit of everything with a whole lot of enjoyment starting with Parahawking of course.

 

 

Highlights:

  • UNIQUE & UNFORGETTABLE - 3 night Parahawking and Falconry package
  • SPECTACULAR SCENERY - 5 night Poon Hill Trek
  • R & R - Relaxing massage at the best Spa in town
  • EXCITING - A fun river raft with some added white water action
  • WILL YOU SEE A TIGER? - 2 night Safari Experience

 

Best of Pokhara - 7 nights

If you have limited time but want to experience the best of whats on offer in Pokhara then this 7 night package will definitely hit the spot.

 

 

Highlights:

  • UNIQUE & UNFORGETTABLE - 2 night Parahawking and Bird of Prey Experience package
  • SPECTACULAR SCENERY - Day trek to Australia Camp
  • R & R - Relaxing massage at the best Spa in town
  • EXCITING - White Water Rafting adventure
  • TIBETAN ENCOUNTER - Experience Tibetan cultures and customs 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

ALL PARAHAWKING ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Combine your Parahawking Experience with a 2 or 3 night stay at Maya Devi Village the home of The Parahawking Project.

We've put together 2 packages that will include accommodation at our beautiful lakeside resort plus the Parahawking and Bird of Prey Experience, the ultimate Parahawking mini break.

 

 

2 Night Package - Save up to $50 USD

Where:
TBC
When:
TBC
Available to:
Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply)
Price:
TBC
Includes:
2 night stay at Maya Devi Village, 1 x Parahawking Experience plus Bird of Prey Experience per person

Day 1 - Arrive at Maya Devi Village (Check in 12 pm)

From your very own traditional Gurung style round lodge at Maya Devi Village, put your feet up and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a free welcome beverage on the veranda of your own hut, watch the Paragliders coming in to land and enjoy the magnificent views of lake Phewa as the sun disappears behind the mountains in the distance.

Day 2 - AM: Bird of Prey Experience - PM: Parahawking Experience

During your Bird of Prey Experience with our highly trained bird trainers, you'll learn the basic fundamentals of training birds of prey including, bird handling, basic training and equipment skills. Then we'll exercise our birds out in the fields in front of the lake where they will fly to you for a reward. A great opportunity to get a feel for handling the birds and to get some fantastic pictures.

After lunch we'll start preparing for your Parahawking tandem flight. We'll head up to the take off site with one of our specially trained Egyptian Vultures. Once prepared we take to the skies accompanied by our feathered friend who will fly with us and lead us to the best thermal updrafts. You'll be overwhelmed at the feeling of sharing the sky with a trained bird of prey and to be a pat of their world. But that's not all, you'll also get to call the bird to your gloved hand and feed them during the flight. Now that's something you can't do everyday. We then land right outside Maya Devi Village, the home and birth place of The Parahawking Project.

Day 3 - AM: Depart from Maya Devi Village (Check out 11am)

 

Prices:

Bed and Breakfast:
1 Person - TBC
2 People sharing - TBC

Price: Includes 2 nights at Maya Devi Village on a Bed & Breakfast basis, Parahawking Experience/s and Bird of Prey Experience, FREE wireless internet. Lunches and evening meals are available on request.

Full Board - All meals inclusive:
1 Person - TBC
2 People sharing - TBC

Price: Includes 2 nights at Maya Devi Village on Full Board basis, Parahawking Experience/s and Bird of Prey Experience, FREE wireless internet.

 

3 Night Package - Save up to $80 USD

Where:
TBC
When:
TBC
Available to:
Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply)
Price:
TBC
Includes:
3 night stay at Maya Devi Village, 2 x Parahawking tandem flights and 1 x Bird of Prey Experience per person

Day 1 - Arrive at Maya Devi Village (Check in 12 pm)

From your very own traditional Gurung style round lodge at Maya Devi Village, put your feet up and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a free welcome beverage on the veranda of your own hut, watch the Paragliders coming in to land and enjoy the magnificent views of lake Phewa as the sun disappears behind the mountains in the distance.

Day 2 - AM: Bird of Prey Experience - PM: Parahawking Experience

During your Bird of Prey experience with our highly trained bird trainers, you'll learn the basic fundamentals of training birds of prey including, bird handling, basic training and equipment skills. Then we'll exercise our birds out in the fields in front of the lake where they will fly to you for a reward. A great opportunity to get a feel for handling the birds and to get some fantastic pictures.

After lunch we'll start preparing for your Parahawking tandem flight. We'll head up to the take off site with one of our specially trained Egyptian Vultures. Once prepared we take to the skies accompanied by our feathered friend who will fly with us and lead us to the best thermal updrafts. You'll be overwhelmed at the feeling of sharing the sky with a trained bird of prey and to be a pat of their world. But that's not all, you'll also get to call the bird to your gloved hand and feed them during the flight. Now that's something you can't do everyday. We then land right outside Maya Devi Village, the home and birth place of The Parahawking Project.

Day 3 - AM: Parahawking Experience

You'll wake up once again to the beautiful view of the lake. After breakfast we'll head up the mountain by car for your second Parahawking Tandem flight. You'll know the drill by now and with any luck the morning sun will be lighting up the Annapurna mountain range. We'll fly with our second Parahawking Egyptian Vulture this time, he'll lead the way, interacting with us as we climb in the thermals and cruise gently over the calm waters of the lake below. Remember to smile as he lands on your hand as we'll be taking pictures and movie.

Once again we land at the outside Maya Devi Village. You can then spend the rest of the day simply relaxing on your veranda or you can take in more adventure activities such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the lake. Either way, there is no better place to spend your precious time in Pokhara than at Maya Devi Village.

As if flying with our own trained birds of prey wasn't enough, Pokhara is one of the worlds premier destinations for paragliding with the worlds largest raptors. There is every possibility that we will also share the sky with Himalayan Griffon Vultures, White Backed Vultures, Red Headed Vultures, Cinerious Vultures, Egyptian Vultures plus Steppe Eagles, Bonellis Eagles, Black Eagles and even Peregrine Falcons.

This is one experience that you are unlikely to forget and sure to be the highlight of your trip to Nepal.

Day 4 - AM: Depart from Maya Devi Village (Check out 11am)

 

Prices:

Bed and Breakfast:
1 Person - TBC
2 People sharing - TBC

Price: Includes 3 nights at Maya Devi Village on a B & B basis, Parahawking Experience/s and Bird of Prey Experience, FREE wireless internet. Lunches and evening meals are available on request.

Full Board - All meals inclusive:
1 Person - TBC
2 People sharing - TBC

Price: Includes 3 nights at Maya Devi Village Full board basis, Parahawking Experience/s and Bird of Prey Experience, FREE wireless internet.

 

Parahawking has been featured on the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ABC News and is recommended by the Lonely Planet as one of Pokhara's highlights.

The Parahawking Experience is RANKED #1 ACTIVITY IN POKHARA ON TRIP ADVISOR.

 

READ THE REVIEWS

 

 

Where:
Maya Devi Village, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
When:
From Mid October through to early April
Available to:
Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply) Minimum 2 people.
Price:
$275 USD per person includes breakfast and lunch

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF: REBUILD NEPAL

Book 2 people for Karma Flights Experience Day and we will donate 5000 nprs (approx $50) to Karma Flights to help with their ongoing Earthquake relief effort.

 

On 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal, killing over 8000 people, and injuring thousands more. Entire villages were completely wiped out and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.

Karma Flights, a local NGO, were the first on the scene in Gorkha district, the epicentre of the quake bringing much needed relief including food, shelter and medical supplies. In the weeks following the quake, international aid agencies had still not reached the hard hit rural areas, Karma flights team were on the ground helping those who so desperately needed it the most.

The country is now in the process of rebuilding their shattered lives, villages, communities and Karma Flights are at the very forefront of this rebuilding process. Teams of Karma Flights volunteers are scattered around the remote regions of the Gorkha district distributing aid, providing temporary shelters, setting up medical camps and now rebuilding schools. They are able to do this with money raised through donations but also through partnering with paragliding companies in Pokhara.

As a proud partner of Karma Flights, The Parahawking Project will be assisting in the relief effort where possible by donating 5000 rupees (approx $50) for every Karma Flights Experience Day package booked with us.

 

What is a Karma Flights Experience Day package?

A Karma Flights Experience Day package includes our increasingly popular BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE plus the PARAHAWKING EXPERIENCE in 1 action packed day.

Here's whats includes:

  • 08.45: Arrive at Maya Devi Village, the Parahawking HQ
  • 09.00: BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE - learn about raptor training with hands on experience.
  • 12.00: Lunch at Maya Devi Village
  • 13.00: PARAHAWKING EXPERIENCE - Paraglide with a trained Egyptian Vultures, the ultimate flying experience
  • 15.30: Transport back to Lakeside
  • 15.45: KARMA FLIGHTS BRIEFING - Get the low down on the Karma Flights Earthquake Relief and how the money is being spent.

The Karma Flights Experience Day package is available to a minimum of 2 people.
We will donate 5000 rupees (approx $50) to Karma Flights to help rebuild schools in earthquake affected areas.
We will donate 2000 rupees to our ongoing vulture conservation program at the Gachowk Village. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We can only do a limited number of Karma Flights Experiences per day. Please book in advance to secure a place.

Book direcrly with us or at the Karma Flights offices in Lakeside to qualify for this offer. Bookings made via third party agents do not qualify.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

ALL PARAHAWKING ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Where:
TBC
When:
TBC
Available to:
Anyone (Age and weight restrictions may apply)
Price:
TBC

BECOME A PARAHAWKING VIP

All our passengers are special to us but you could be extra special with our new Parahawking VIP Package

 

The Ultimate Bird Nerd Combo
The Parahawking VIP Package is exactly what is says on the tin. It's everything we do all rolled into one amazing day making you a Parahawking Very Important Person. We start the day with a complimentary tea of coffee over a Meet and Greet with our birds and team. You'll then take part in our Bird of Prey Experience, this is a 2 hour session where you will learn more about the special handling and training techniques. You'll also get to fly our birds in our lake front garden.

After lunch we'll then head up the mountain behind our HQ for your Parahawking Experience. After a short briefing on safety and how to feed the birds in the air, we take to the skies with one of two Egyptian Vultures Kevin and Bob. They will soar with us and lead us to the best thermals then return to land on your arm for a small piece of food, mid flight! This experience provides a unique perpective of birds of prey in their own natural environment, a once in a lifetime experience and only possible in Nepal. 

We land right outside the Parahawking HQ. Once inside you will be given a brief presentation on the plight of Vultures across the globe and how The Parahawking Project is contributing to the vulture conservation effort in Nepal. We'll then sit and look at your amazing photos and video of your flight and upload your GPS track log to a special 3D visualisation program so you can relive your flight over and over again, you can see an example here: - http://doarama.com/view/571383

At the end of this amazing day, once you're ready to leave, we'll drop you back to your hotel in Pokhara. Don't forget to tell your friends and travel companions of your new Parahawking VIP status.

 

So whats included in a Parahawking VIP Package?

  • Transport to and from your hotel (in Pokhara)
  • Meet and Greet the birds
  • Bird of Prey Experience
  • Parahawking Experience
  • Photos and Movie of your flight
  • FREE Parahawking T-Shirt
  • FREE GPS Tracklog of the birds flight
  • FREE Leather Parahawking Bracelet or Keyring
  • FREE Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Evening meal - Just let us know in advance and we'll prepare a delicious home cooked meal for you.
  • Accommodation - As a VIP you'll get a 10% discount on all our Deluxe Lodges.

 

PLEASE NOTE: We can only do a limited number of Parahawking VIP Packages per day. Please book in advance to secure a place.

Bookings will only be accepted via this website. We will not accept bookings via a travel agent.

 

 

Where:
Ghachok Village, Kaski, Near Pokhara, Nepal
When:
From October through to May
Available to:
Anyone
Price:
tbc

Developed and funded by The Parahawking Project in co-operation with the Ghachok community

 

Introduction:
Nepal's vultures are teetering on the brink of extinction. The use of Diclofenac, an anti inflammatory drug, in livestock has caused a catastrophic collapse in vulture populations across Asia, click here to find out more. The Parahawking Project has been involved in Vulture Conservation since 2001 and have made significant contributions on a grass roots level with the development of the Ghachok Vulture Safe Feeding Site and on an international platform in terms of raising awareness of the vultures plight.

We are now delighted to be launching our latest initiative, The Vulture Conservation Camp. Situated in the stunning village of Ghachok, the camp is located on the ridge overlooking the Parahawking Project funded Vulture Safe Feeding Site. From the campsite you will hear the running water of the Seti River below whilst the glorious Annapurna mountain range looms over to the north. But best of all you will be surrounded by some of the most endangered and magnificent raptors in the world. It's a truly stunning venue!

Itinerary:
We leave Pokhara in the morning and commence a one hour drive out towards the Annapurna Conservation Area, through traditional villages and across rivers. We arrive at the Village of Ghachok and set up camp but we may need to be quiet as often there are Himalayan Griffon Vultures and White Backed Vultures sitting only meters away observing the feeding site below us. After a full briefing and overview of the project we can set up our binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras to capture some incredible images of vultures circling right above us. After lunch we can head down to the feeding site where, if we're lucky, we can witness vultures feeding and give you a full tour of the site.

We return to the camp for some more evening vulture spotting and witness the birds heading off to roost in the nearby trees. A traditional Nepali Dal Bhat will be served for evening meal as the sun disappears over the mountains.

In the morning, you may want to wake up early to witness a magical sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range. As the sun rises the vultures will once again take to the air, some may even land right next to the camp site only meters away from your tent. After breakfast, we'll take a leisurely walk around the village and surrounding area for some more raptor watching. You may see Steppe Eagles, Red Headed Vultures, Cinerious Vultures, Egyptian Vultures, Mountain Hawk Eagles and Peregrine Falcons. We will then break camp and head back to Pokhara and lunch at Maya Devi Village, The Parahawking Project HQ.

Whats included:

  • Transport to and from your hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All camping equipment (Feel free to bring your own sleeping bag if you prefer)
  • Vulture Guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Vulture Safe Feeding Site

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag (optional)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (we will provide some also)
  • Warm clothes for night time
  • Torch

 

PLEASE NOTE: We require a minimum of 4 people to operate the trip

 

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